University Marketing and Communications
The mission of the Division of University Marketing and Communications is to enhance, amplify and protect the reputation of the University of Houston in order to invite top talent, attract support and advance the University’s mission of offering students nationally competitive opportunities for learning.
- Building connections between the University and its constituents
- Enhancing the image, reputation and visibility of the University
- Fostering public awareness, understanding, trust and appreciation of the University
- Inspiring support (including involvement, advocacy and financial support)
- Instilling pride, preference and ownership of the University
The Media Relations team, which includes social media, tells the story of the University of Houston by highlighting the achievements of the institution and its faculty, staff and students, and collaborates closely with other communications teams throughout UH to share news and information.
UH Report Finds Houston-Area Intimate Partner Violence Homicides Doubled in Three Years
To help turn the tide of intimate partner violence homicides, the study authors recommend significant community investment in expanded domestic violence infrastructure coordination and staffing. The Institute for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality's findings are detailed in a February 2023 Report to the Community.
Study Finds Video Game Playing Causes No Harm to Young Children’s Cognitive Abilities
Despite old fears that bad effects follow excessive video game playing or questionable game choices, researchers found those factors mattered little, if any, in children’s brain health. The bad news? Video games assumed to be effective learning tools showed no meaningful effects, either.
UH Researcher Part of Seminal Cross-Collaborative Study About Geothermal Energy in Texas
Researchers from five Texas universities, the University Land Office and the International Energy Agency jointly published a landmark study evaluating the potential of geothermal energy in Texas. University of Houston professor Birol Dindoruk, one of the lead authors of the study, stresses interdisciplinary and multi-institutional collaboration is key for success.
During Dolphin Research, UH Engineer Discovers New Method to Possibly Improve Pharmaceuticals
Something you maybe never thought of – dolphins get kidney stones just like people! Now a UH researcher is reporting a new method to control the growth of ammonium urate crystals, the substance known to cause kidney stones in dolphins, and the findings may not only help dolphins but may also have implications for the pharmaceutical industry.
Legendary Theater and Visual Artist to Visit UH
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts welcomes Robert Wilson as a visiting artist. Wilson is described by The New York Times as “a towering figure in the world of experimental theatre.”
Texans Back Easing State Restrictions on Marijuana
Attitudes about marijuana use, both medicinal and recreational, are changing. Previously thought too dangerous to allow, acceptance of marijuana use is gaining ground across the state, even among conservative circles. But not everyone’s eager. A significant minority of Texans prefer to leave the state’s marijuana laws right where they are, the new survey shows.
Executive & Internal Communications
The Executive and Internal Communications team shares important information with the campus community through the UH Today e-newsletter, and provides a wide range of editorial support for the Office of the President and other executive units.
The Academic Communications team leads communication efforts within the Office of the Provost, including crafting and distributing academic news and messages, and supporting the provost’s key initiatives.
University Marketing specializes in the development of integrated marketing and communication strategies to increase brand awareness and enhance the Universityʼs reputation. Our team partners with the UH community on institutional projects to ensure the integrity of the brand and help achieve University goals.
The Digital Strategy team is responsible for the online advancement and support of UMC goals and the President’s strategic initiatives. We work to deliver an industry-leading website and award-winning app by identifying and implementing emerging trends and technologies.
Brand Management, Licensing & Trademarks
The Brand Management, Licensing & Trademarks team, which includes Creative Services, builds, stewards and protects the integrity of the University’s brand through a framework of strong, consistent presentation of the UH brand in all arenas. The team ensures cohesive use of the brand guidelines and brand identity, including trademarks and logos, for all UH communications, marketing and licensed merchandise.
The foundations of our messaging: Who we are and how we sound, including our Brand Pillars and Personality Traits.
Willing to take risks, work hard, make tough choices and explore, even in the face of uncertainty or challenges. Undaunted.
How to use the UH brand: Guidance for UH students, faculty, staff, licensees and third parties.
A warmth, openness and acceptance of all. Genuine in our word and our tone.
The Business Services team keeps the division operating at full throttle by providing the administrative, financial, IT and human resources support for UMC. We are responsible for budgeting, accounting and strategic oversight of the division’s information technology.